CEYLON, 1857, 6p Plum, Blued Paper (2; SG 1).
Single, just touched at right and bottom, along with singles of 1857-59 1p and 2p (3-4; SG 2-3), tied by oval bar cancel to Yorkshire, England, "via Marseilles" directive and London Paid marking, "Colombo Steamer Letter, MR 29, 1858" datestamp and arrival backstamp
FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE THREE COLOR FRANKING INCLUDING THE SCARCE 1857 6-PENCE ON BLUED PAPER TO PAY THE 9-PENCE RATE VIA MARSEILLES.
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